We offer the rendering service that involves the use of traditional rendering and key features of this rendering material are:
- that it is a durable render when set
- allows for moisture to evaporate which prevents salt and frost from damaging masonry work
- that it can allow a limited amount of movement without cracking
- its slower time to set permanently when applied to the surface means it can be modified and altered during and after it has been applied to the surface
- can set underwater so it is suitable for different types of masonry and weather exposure
- that its manufacturing process is more environmentally friendly compared to other renders
- its ability to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere while it sets, lowering its carbon footprint.
Practical aspects of traditional rendering
Traditional renders consist of a number of layers.
The first coat or the “laying-on coat” is applied two or more times, consisting of a mixture of 2 parts lime to 5 parts sand. The first laying-on coat is applied to the substrate until a depth of about 9-16mm is achieved. The first coat is allowed to set between 2 to 7 days before the next step can proceed ( the duration of 2 days applies to weather in the Summer and the 7 days duration applies to weather in the Winter).
The middle layer or the “butter coat” is applied once. Note that butter coat is not common in practice.
The last or finishing coat is applied once and consists of a mixture of 1 part lime to 3 parts sand. This coat is normally only be a few millimetres thick (3-9mm).
Getting an Estimate
We know that choosing the right company to do your rendering work for you can be quite a hassle. We therefore offer free estimates for all your commercial and private work. So give us a shot, we are sure that you will be pleased with the quote we give you.